On July 1st, the interest rate on new, federally subsidized student loans is set to double from 3.4 to 6.8 percent.
The Bank on Students Loan Fairness Act would allow college students who are eligible for federally subsidized Stafford loans to borrow at 0.75% — the same rate that big banks get.
WATCH & CO-SPONSOR:
Senator Elizabeth Warren on The Bank on Students Loan Fairness Act:http://bit.ly/13t6WI5
(1:56, she shares a mind-blowing fact. At 4:26, she debunks the obvious arguments. And at 5:25, she makes the nicest, most reasonable proposal ever)
FACT SHEET & BILL TEXT: http://www.warren.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=83
Newsletter 4 Progress
(May 6, 2013)
DUE BY MIDNIGHT:
Organizing For Action Petition to Congressional Leaders on background checks
ICYMI: Barack & Conan @ White House Correspondents Dinner
WATCH:The Daily Show hunts VA docs in Zero Dark 900,000!
(Pt 1:http://on.cc.com/16yVfSS Pt 2:http://on.cc.com/16yYOIL)
Support Vets: Enter for chance to hang out with Jon Stewart! http://bit.ly/MeetStewartOliver
#EndtheVAbacklog Petition: http://iava.org/storm-hill-2013-petition-bak
Dow hits 15,000! Big News for job numbers:
*** 5/6-7 Make Calls for Stephen Colbert’s sister vs Mark Sanford for Congress! (SC-1) ***
Video: Colbert-Busch v Mark Sanford debate
She is getting hit by dirty trick calls as the polls are tight so please help her out between now and Election Day tomorrow!
*** 5/7 OFA-VA Immigration Constituent Meeting @ Mark Warner’s DC Office ***
*** 5/9 Terry McAuliffe for Governor’s Arlington Kickoff ***
Video:FFX Co for Terry McAuliffe Office Opening
*** 5/9 & 5/11 Democratic Endorsement Caucus (Arlington School Board) ***
Thursday Night: https://www.facebook.com/events/132076813651276
Video: School Board Caucus debate
Meet Barbara Kanninen: Women for Obama activist & Candidate!
*** 5/11 Montgomery County Young Dems’ Spring Ball Karaoke After-Party ***
*** 5/13 Gun Violence Discussion with CAP Action’s Tom Perriello ***
(hosted by Northern Virginia Young Dems)
*** 5/18 Terry McAuliffe Day of Action (VA / DC / MD Carpools) ***
*** 5/31-6/2 Young Democrats of America Spring Conference (WV) ***